List of Japanese restaurants
This is a list of notable Japanese restaurants. Japanese cuisine is the food—ingredients, preparation and way of eating—of Japan. The traditional food of Japan is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes, each in its own utensil, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The side dishes often consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth. Fish is common in the traditional cuisine. It is often grilled, but it may also be served raw as sashimi or in sushi. Apart from rice, staples include noodles, such as soba and udon. Japan has many simmered dishes such as fish products in broth called oden, or beef in sukiyaki and nikujaga.
- Benihana – an American restaurant company based in Aventura, Florida. It owns or franchises 116 Japanese cuisine restaurants around the world
- Bergh–Stoutenburgh House
- Bincho – a London-based Japanese restaurant styled on the traditional izakayas found throughout Japan
- Feng Sushi – a UK-based restaurant chain known for advocating sustainable fish farming.
- Freshness Burger – a fast food restaurant from Japan founded in 1992, it purveys hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, and coffee drinks
- HokBen – a Japanese fast food chain of restaurants based in Jakarta, Indonesia
- Hokka Hokka Tei – a bento take-out chain with over 2,000 franchises and company-owned branches throughout Japan
- Ichibanya – owns the top curry rice restaurant chain in Japan, Curry House CoCo Ichibanya
- Italian Tomato – a Japanese Italian restaurant and bakery chain
- Itsu – a British chain of Asian-inspired fast food shops and restaurants, and a grocery company
- Ivan Ramen – a ramen noodle restaurant with two locations in New York City
- Jinya Ramen Bar – a chain of restaurants based in Los Angeles, California, specializing in ramen noodle dishes
- Kayabukiya Tavern – a traditional-style Japanese "sake-house" restaurant (izakaya) located in the city of Utsunomiya, north of Tokyo, Japan.
- Kona Grill – a restaurant company based in Scottsdale, Arizona that owns and operates over 30 locations in the United States
- Koni Store – a Brazilian chain of Japanese food headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Masa – a Japanese and sushi restaurant located in Manhattan, New York City
- Matsugen – the name of several Japanese restaurants owned by the Matsushita brothers located in Tokyo, Hawaii, and New York City
- MOS Burger – a fast-food restaurant chain (fast-casual) that originated in Japan, it is now the second-largest fast-food franchise in Japan after McDonald's Japan. The MOS Rice Burger uses a bun made of rice mixed with barley and millet.
- Nihonryori Ryugin – a fusion cuisine restaurant in Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
- Okonomi-mura – a Hiroshima-style okonomiyaki food theme park located at 5-13 Shintenchi in Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan.
- Sakae Sushi – a restaurant chain based in Singapore serving Japanese cuisine, and is the flagship brand of Apex-Pal International Ltd
- Sasabune – is a Japanese sushi restaurant located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City.
- Standing Sushi Bar – a Japanese-food restaurant chain in Singapore and Indonesia
- Sticks'n'Sushi – a Copenhagen-based restaurant and take-away chain specializing in sushi and yakitori sticks
- Sukiyabashi Jiro – a sushi restaurant in Ginza, Chūō, Tokyo, Japan, it is owned and operated by sushi master Jiro Ono. The Michelin Guide has awarded it 3 stars. A two-star branch operated by his son Takashi is located at Roppongi Hills in Minato, Tokyo.
- Sushi of Gari – a Japanese sushi restaurant located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City
- Sushi Saito – a three Michelin star Japanese cuisine restaurant in Minato, Tokyo, primarily known for serving sushi.
- Sushi Seki – a Japanese sushi restaurant located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York City
- Sushi Yasuda – a Japanese sushi restaurant located in the Grand Central area of Midtown Manhattan, New York City
- Tetsuya's – a restaurant in Sydney, Australia, owned and operated by world renowned chef Tetsuya Wakuda.
- Thomas Hynes House – today it is used as one of Nobu Matsuhisa's eponymous Japanese restaurants
- Tokyo Diner – a three-floor Japanese restaurant on the corner of Newport Place and Lisle Street in the "Chinatown" area of the West End of London
- Yoshinoya – a Japanese fast food restaurant chain, it is the largest chain of gyūdon (beef bowl) restaurants
- Yoshi's – a jazz club of the San Francisco Bay Area, it started as a Japanese restaurant in Berkeley
- Zuma – founded by chef Rainer Becker, inspired by informal izakaya-style Japanese dining in which dishes are brought to the table continuously throughout the meal
Types of restaurantsEdit
- Conveyor belt sushi – a sushi restaurant where the plates with the sushi are placed on a rotating conveyor belt or moat that winds through the restaurant and moves past every table and counter seat
- Izakaya – an informal Japanese gastropub
- Robatayaki – a method of cooking, similar to barbecue, in which items of food on skewers are slow-grilled over hot charcoal
- Ryōtei – a type of luxurious traditional Japanese restaurant. Traditionally they only accept new customers by referral and feature entertainment by geishas, but in modern times this is not always the case
- Teppanyaki – a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food
A Robatayaki restaurant in Osaka
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